'''Jefferson Finis Davis'''
(June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who was a U.S. Representative and Senator from Mississippi, the 23rd U.S. Secretary of War, and the President of the Confederate States of America
during the American Civil War
. He took personal charge of the Confederate war plans but was unable to find a strategy to defeat the more populous and industrialized Union (American Civil War)|Union
. His diplomatic efforts failed to gain Diplomatic recognition|recognition
from any foreign country, and at home, the collapsing Confederate economy forced his government to print more and more paper money to cover the war's expenses, leading to runaway inflation and devaluation of the Confederate dollar
Davis was born in Kentucky
to a moderately prosperous farmer, and grew up on his older brother Joseph Emory Davis|Joseph
's large cotton plantations in...